Monday, August 19, 2013

Preparing Healthy Food for Healthy Children

While some are busy bemoaning the declining health of New Yorkers, others, like entrepreneur Tania Lopez, forge new career paths and spread the word about health and nutrition in the process.  Mother of two, Lopez paid attention to reports that the health of American children was declining.  With particular concern for her son, Lopez decided to take action.

Reaching to her Puerto Rican roots for inspiration, she found healthy, delicious and efficient recipes and incorpo-rated them into her household. “I didn’t think it was hard, I just thought, ‘I want to do this because it makes me feel happy’ and I’m passionate about food,” she comments.  It worked. As her family’s diet changed, Lopez watched her son grow from a cuddly little boy into a healthy and athletic young man. Inspired by her son’s transformation, an impassioned Lopez began a social enterprise organization determined to reduce obesity and diabetes in children through expanding the changes she made at home to the community. 
“They don’t pay right away and grants are not easy to get...Money is an important factor, don’t stick to one way of getting money. Try multiple ways, one will eventually fall into place.” ~Tania Lopez
The story continues on pages 32-33 

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